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is light bleed and burning normal with yeast?

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Hi, I am 26 years old and i have been on the pill since I am 17. I have had a vaginal itch for the last few days so I have been using Duo pack canesten to treat it as a yeast infection and my partner has been using the cream to make sure we get rid of it but now I am thinking maybe it's not a yeast infection:-/ . I have started to get a light bleed the week before I am due my period while I am still taking my pill... Is this normal ? I am starting to get a little worried. Can you please give me some advice ? When I was having sexual intercourse about a week ago when this all started i experienced a burning feeling . Is this normal with a yeast infection ?

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replied May 18th, 2013
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It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the vaginal spotting that you describe without further evaluation. It could be due to vaginal infection, hormonal imbalances, use of other medications etc. avoid self-medication. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and go ahead with getting thorough evaluation to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms and vaginal swab/smear test done (to identify infective agent), etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area and keep the area clean and dry. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.

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